Ohio State Hires Former Football Star Eddie George


UPDATED: Tuesday December 4, 2012 2:39 PM

Former Ohio State star Eddie George has been hired by the school as an assistant vice president for business advancement.

George will work in a number of different areas, according to an Ohio State news release.

School officials said George will work with constituencies to increase awareness of health and wellness initiatives, engage school alumni, assist with fundraising and alumni relations, help with communications and work with student-athletes as determined by the athletics director.

"Eddie brings such a breadth of talent to the university, and his entrepreneurial spirit, business experience and leadership skills are great assets to our ongoing work," said E. Gordon Gee, president of The Ohio State University. "Having Eddie return to our team is a great coup for the university."

George is a 2001 graduate of Ohio State and a graduate of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

As a player, George won the Heisman Trophy in 1995 and went on to a NFL career with the Tennessee Titans.

"I am grateful to have the opportunity to apply what I've learned from my academic and football journey while at the university, along with the work I've been doing in the world of business, to support the transformative initiatives happening at my alma mater," said George.

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